Sunday, 31 July 2011

Sunday Ramble 011.

- I can't believe I haven't posted all week! (apart from Kayln's guest post yesterday which obviously wasn't from me). I've had a week where I've sort of just 'existed' and haven't really done anything apart from what needed to be done, but I'm feeling a lot more positive, especially about my blog so look forward to seeing some posts. I have, however ,seen my follower number continue to grow despite the lack of posts, so thank you and don't be shy. :)

- Like I said, this week has been pretty mundane. I've been revising like mad for my theory (not saying the date as I don't want people to know until after) and to be honest I'm really nervous!

- I visited M&M world in London on Saturday, it's really good but very expensive. If you're in London, take a look there, there's a whole wall of M&M's in every colour! :)

This week in numbers:

1 - Number of visits to the vet with my dog (thought he was blind - he's not!)

2 - Number of packages delivered

0 - Number of credits I have left on Bingo on Facebook (addicted!)

10 - Number of short nails I have (bit them all! :( )

2.50 - Amount I won on the lottery :)

Hope you had a lovely week, send me your blog posts so I can have a catch up. :)


Saturday, 30 July 2011

Saturday Takeover 004.

Today's post is from Kayln who is blogging about her top 10 Lush products (in no particular order!)

1. Mask of Magnaminty
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This mask rocks my world. Unlike the other face masks from Lush (which I also love), this one does not need to be kept in the fridge and has a much longer shelf life. It gives my skin a nice tingly clean feeling and leaves my skin soft and glowing, and dramatically more even than before I put the mask on. This mask is a must for me if I know I'm going to be going out that night, and it's especially great before a night out because the cooling sensation is so refreshing. I think this mask would be great for most skin types, besides extremely sensitive. For the record, my skin is fairly sensitive and I have no problems with this.
2. Big Shampoo
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Let me start this off by saying I have the finest, thinnest, flattest hair ever. I mean, my hair with no styling, etc. makes people think Gollum has left Middle Earth and come to the Midwest. Yeah. It's scary. This shampoo, however, gives my hair body and texture even if I don't use anything else on it and I let it air dry. I don't use it everyday because I color my hair and the sea salt can be drying, but if you're looking for a good special occasion volumizing shampoo, this is what you're looking for. It also lightens my blonde. I wouldn't recommend it for people who darken their hair because it's been known to strip color (hence the lightening effect).

3. Rock Star Soap

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This soap...where do I even begin? The scent is like if a million angels cried tears of joy and then those tears were molded into a delightful pink, creamy bar of soap. But seriously, it's the best sweet berry candy scent I've ever smelled. It gives a creamy lather and leaves your skin feeling lightly moisturized and it looks adorable sitting in your shower. I just wish the scent stayed on my skin longer, but most Lush soaps don't have too much of a lingering scent. This one does linger for a few hours on my skin, but I wish I could sit and huff it all day long.

4.The Comforter Bubble Bar
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I swear to God, Lush's bubble bars make the most luxurious bubble baths ever. You crumble a bit of it under the running water and you instantly have a tub full of bubbles, perfect for crafting an extremely full and fluffy bubble beard. (You know you do it). This one smells like heaven on earth, with a really warm berry scent. It lingers on your skin amazingly, and
really is extremely comforting.

5. Big Blue Bath Bomb
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I'm a big fan of all of Lush's bath bombs, but this is the one I will always go back to, in any season. It has a delicious fresh, salty, ocean-y scent. It's hard to explain, but you all know what I'm talking about. It's something that would be called "sparkling waters" or "ocean breeze". Also, since it's loaded with sea salts and little bits of seaweed it makes for a very relaxing, moisturizing, and spa-like soak. You'll feel like a mermaid in your bright blue water with bits of seaweed floating all around you. For those who might get grossed out by the seaweed, you can always put the bomb in the end of a pair of nylons and it will catch any debris. But I highly recommend indulging in a bit of mermaid fun.

6. Sugar Babe Sugar Scrub
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I'm a HUGE fan of exfoliating my body (on account of in the winter my skin tends to start literally looking like an alligator handbag) and this does an excellent job. My only complaint is that it's a bit messy, but to me it's worth it. I just break off a bit and soften it up with water and exfoliate all over. The pink lotion stuff in the middle in combination with the scrub itself give you the smoothest skin ever. It also leaves you with a really delightful fresh, sweet scent that I can't really put my finger on.

7. Marilyn Hair Treatment
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As I mentioned earlier, I have very thin, fine, brittle, color-treated hair. This mask is super-food for my hair. I put this on dry hair, leave for about an hour, and then rinse it out in the shower and HOLY SOFT HAIR, BATMAN! This stuff leaves my hair SO silky and soft, and also does have a slight lightening effect. It also leaves my hair smelling of marigolds for a few washes, which I really enjoy. There's not much to say except if you have dry hair, you MUST try this hair treatment.

8. Strawberry Feels Forever Massage Bar
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I live in the Midwest, and the winters here are excruciatingly cold and snowy. Because of this, my skin gets scaly to the point where no moisturizer can save it. Besides, of course, an extremely rich massage bar from Lush. I'm a fan of all the Lush massage bars, but this is one of my favorite scents. It's a very sweet, creamy strawberry scent, and it will leave your skin so smooth and glowing you won't believe it. I find it's best to put it on straight after a shower and then give it a bit to sink in, or put it on at night and sleep with it on. Both methods result in skin as soft as a baby's bum. I also like to run a massage bar down my shins and arms if I'm going out for a sexy sheen.

9. Charlotte Island Lotion
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This stuff is heaven sent. When I went on my trip to Florida, and I feared blinding all the other tourists with my whiter than paper legs, this is what prevented a national catastrophe. This lotion gives you the most natural looking tan I've ever gotten from a body tint. Now, it will wash off as soon as you go in water, so I wouldn't recommend wearing it to the beach if you'll be swimming, but for days out on the town it's amazing. It has a really yummy chocolate fruity scent too so your legs look AND smell good enough to eat. (Ooher). A word of caution: let this set a bit before putting on clothing or it will transfer. It will come out in the wash, but no one wants brown streaks on their top.

10. The Smell of Freedom Perfume Spritzer

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This perfume is one of the most unique I have ever smelled. It's a really earthy, spicy, and fresh scent all at once. It will make you feel like some sort of woodland goddess. I can't really put my finger on the notes, but according to the website they include: lemongrass, lemon myrtle, neroli, jasmine, ginger, fire tree, clove, black pepper, sandalwood, oudh, and orris. All I can say is that it smells wonderful and I get tons of compliments whenever I wear it. I've never smelled anything like it. The scent also lasts all day without having to reapply, without being overpowering.

Big thank you to Kayln for doing a guest post for me. If you want to follow her blog, you can at :)


Sunday, 24 July 2011

Sunday Ramble 010.

- I wasn't actually going to do this post, as it's quite late now and I normally like to spend a bit of time on post's so excuse any grammatical errors etc. and sorry if it doesn't make much sense in parts. I'm a little tired after travelling back from my boyfriend's.

- Last night was date night. Aiden and I try to go out for 'Date Night' once a month, and it's something I hope we can carry on when we have kids and everything, as it's so nice to just go somewhere and enjoy each other's company. We went to an all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet right next to Spinnaker tower which is lovely. It's called Water Margin if any of you are in the area that is Portsmouth. :)

- It was after the meal I heard about Amy Winehouse. My mum texted me and I was genuinely upset. I honestly wish I never read Twitter as within an hour of people knowing, there were so many disgusting jokes and comments about her 'deserving it' which outraged me. I agree it was her own choice to choose that lifestyle and I disagree with it, but she deserved help, not death. She got lost on a bad journey and if she had as much support before she died as she does now, I think things would have been different.

- It's also so sad to hear about the events in Norway. Hearing the death toll increase almost hourly is heartbreaking, and I seriously can't believe what the world is coming to. I do however think it's wrong to be racist and say to 'Blame the Muslims'. It's a religion, and you can't blame the whole religion for the wrong doings of a few people. A few of my family members converted to Islam, and they wouldn't hurt a fly. If all white people were being blamed for something one white person did wrong, everyone would kick off and say it's wrong, so why are we allowed to say things about a specific religion?

- In happier news, I am delighted to see my follower number go up, and I hope the Batiste giveaway winners enjoy their prizes. I don't want to have a 'negative' post as such, so I thought I'd look at a few highlights of the week for me:

- Talking to Aiden late last night about the best moments of our relationship, including 'Funniest moment' 'Best journey' and 'Most embarrasing moment'. It brought up a lot of memories and had us laughing. :)

- Making Sophie snort via Twitter. Still makes me chuckle.

- Teaching my dog to fetch. Proud Mummy Moment.

- Buying a cupcake stand - wanted one for ages. <3

What were the highlights of your week?


Saturday, 23 July 2011

Saturday Takeover 003.

Today's post is from Peg, who is such a lovely girl and she always leaves lovely comments on my blog. Her post is on plus size fashion...

(All clothes are from New look and Dorothy Perkins online sales)

Hello, I am Peg your average Londoner in my 20’s. I have been lucky enough to guest on Jess’s marvellous blog. On my blog What’s New Peg, I usually write about my life, fashion, beauty and baking on my blog and writing, and since Jess’s blog is similar to mine I thought I would write a post on fashion with particular reference to plus size fashion.

I have always found it difficult to find clothes that would fit me properly and suit my shape; I’ve always been in the plus size area of fashion. I never like going into the plus size section of shops as I always think the designers have not thought about their customer, maybe they do not want to look like their wearing a tent, making them look a size or two bigger then what they are. I used to only be able to wear plus size clothes and I used to go past all the other clothes and wish I could pull off outfits that are shown all around us whether it is in mags, shops or on others. I understand that some people would not mind hiding behind their clothes, but I think that the fashion industry has dictated what people should wear and what the perfect sizes should be. Clothes should be a reflection on an individual’s personality not a form of prison.

So why am I rambling on about this? Because finally mainstream stores have began to cater for plus size fashion more openly and begin to look at how clothes are shaped on a lady’s body. The picture above is from new look and Dorothy Perkins and pretty much from the mainstream section of their sites. I particularly love the dresses, as they look so classic in design. I cannot wait to go clothes shopping to buy some clothes that are similar to these, dam the delay on my deposit coming back to me. I shall leave you lovely readers with a wish list outfit that is to be made up of plus size clothes, in fact I will be buying most of this outfit when I have some lovely money.
Ta ta for now
Peg x

Make sure you check out Peg's blog - :)


Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Giveaway Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered and thank you to Batiste for being so generous and offering 3 bottles to my followers. Do follow them on Twitter as they hold lots of offers and competitions :)

The winners of a bottle of Batiste Boho are:

Pretty Little Daisies

I've emailed you all, so be sure to reply with your address's. If you don't reply before Friday evening, I'll have to choose another winner as I'm posting them on Saturday. :)


Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Jess's Guide To: Making Extra Money

There's a recession blah blah blah. We all could do with a little extra money, and for most of us, it's difficult to a. get a job or b. get a decent paying job. And even those who have a job might find yourself struggling a bit. I'm not promising I'll help you get millions, but here's a few things you can do to put a little more cash in your pocket.

Online Surveys

I'd heard of online surveys but never joined any sites as I thought they were all scams. Through a lot of research, I found a few in newspapers that I 100% believe to be genuine. They don't ask for any money, and they don't promise a 'get rich quick' policy. You get paid 10p-£3.00 per survey (depends on site) and the surveys only take a few minutes max. Two sites you can join:  - Lots of surverys, adds up relatively quickly and you get paid when you reach £40 - You get paid in vouchers for any shop from their list (includes Tesco, Boots and Topshop) - I recently joined this and I've earned quite a few points already (points = vouchers)

Warning: Be careful what you sign up for. These are genuine and so are many others but some aren't. Never pay to join a site.

Sell your stuff

I'm sure many of you have held a blog sale or sold stuff on ebay, and as great as it is, it's a bit more difficult to sell bigger items or items that people don't want to pay postage for. What's the solution? Car boot sales. They are amazing, and a perfect way to clear out your junk and earn some cash too. You generally need to pay £10 to get in, but I've always earned at least £60, sometimes over £100 in a few hours. It really is worth it, and just remember, one mans junk is another mans treasure!

I have plenty of other ideas but I think I'll leave those for another day. What are your top tips for making a bit of extra money?


Monday, 18 July 2011

Simple Daily Radiance Eye Cream Review

Most of you know that I have been on the lookout for radiant skin for a while, and I had it all sorted apart from the eye area. I have always trusted Simple so when I spotted their radiant eye cream, I decided to try it in the hope that it would be as good as their other products.

It comes in a little pot which I much prefer to squeezy pumps as I feel I get every last drop and don't waste any. All you do is apply to the eye area (obviously). It was easy to apply, and sunk in easily, allowing me to put make up on straight away, which is good as there's nothing worse than waiting around for cream to sink in.

I noticed an immediate change in my eye area. Before, my eyes were extremely dark and dull. It didn't get rid of the dark circles much but my eyes looked much brighter and I looked instantly more awake.I've been using the cream for a few days and I've noticed a slight difference in general.

I will definitely continue to use this and I look forward to my eyes become much more radiant over time.

If you love Simple products as much as I do, and want to recieve free products (I didn't receive this eye cream for free, I purchased it myself) and get exclusive discounts and advice, then why not become a Simple VIP? Anyone can join, you don't have to be a blogger. To sign up, click the Simple VIP badge to the right of my blog.

What radiance eye creams would you recommend?


Sunday, 17 July 2011

Sunday Ramble 009.

- No pictures again this week! I had full intentions of doing so but those of you who follow me on Twitter will know that I sadly dropped my Blackberry in the bath and it will not work. My contract ends in two weeks so for now I'm stuck with a rubbish phone. I'm so behind on e-mails/twitter etc. it's crazy. Hoping to have a good catch up tonight. I also took a few photo's on Aiden's phone today so I'll have some photo's for posts. :)

- I've gained a fair few amount of followers this week, but none of you have entered my Batiste giveaway. If you haven't, get entering, as there aren't many entries and there's three bottles up for grabs. :)

- Also this week, my brother had an incident which involved a hole in his leg and going to casualty. It was the night I intended to blog, hence no blog posts all week, but he's okay now, which is the main thing.

- I am thinking of doing a blog sale sometime soon, but they have never proven popular, I was wondering if I'm doing anything wrong, or if there are certain brands/products etc. people would love to see in a blog sale (not MAC, I'm not selling anything) then let me know and I can see if I have anything worth selling. I really need some extra money for Jess's car fund.

- Most popular post this week: Teeze Me - My Tangle Teezer review.

- Blog of the week: Fleur De Force - Keep an eye out for my guest post. :)

Lastly, could I ask a big favour? Could you all click the 'Style Journals Topsite' button at the top of my blog. It would help me get a little higher and while you're there you can join yourself and find other amazing blogs. :)

Have an amazing evening, I'm off for a nice bath with my Jodi Picoult book. <3

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Saturday Takeover 002.

Today, my blog is being taken over by Jess. She has done a review of Lush's Toner tabs, which I loved as I've wanted to try these for a while.

Lush Toner Tabs Review

Hello girles!

First off, let me introduce myself. I hope you're all doing okay today. I am going to be doing a review on Lush Toner Tabs in Tea Tree. I have to say I have wanted to try this product ever since it came out and because I don't have a Lush near me so it was a case of either travelling a good hour and a half to a store or purchasing online. So not long ago I did an online order which you can see on my blog.

So let's get onto the actual review before I bore you all...
It is 75p for one tea tree tab. To be honest, I don't mind paying this as for a face mask you would pay about a pound and I would rather use this than a face mask. I only use it once a week like a face mask so I can justify spending 75p a week for this little treat!

What Lush says:
"The tea tree tab is for toning teenaged, troubled and traumatized skin. After you've fizzed and steamed, dip cotton wool or a face cloth into the bowl and use the toner liquid to refresh your face and remove any traces of cleanser really gently, to get all the benefits of the anti-bacterial essential oils."

How I use this product:

There are a number of ways you can use this product that I have used that can also make this little toner tab go a little further. To start with what I did was get a bowl of boiling water straight from the kettle and then put the toner tab into the boiling water. It reacts a lot like a bath bomb and fizzes until there is nothing left.

I then created a tent with a towel (which is what the Lush website says! Haha) around my head and covered everything, laying my face over the steaming water for 5-10 minutes. I then closed my eyes and let the steam hit my face and breathed in through my nose to get the tea tree into my skin and pores. After about 5-10 minutes I dried off my face and then I used a normal muslin cloth and dipped it into the water (once it had cooled a bit) and simply washed my face with it.

My overall opinion:

(Excuse my no make-up/messy hair/silly face)

Here is a before (left) and after (right) picture. To be honest, you can't really see an instant difference in the skin and in real life you can't really either. But what I can say is once I took my face out the steamer it instantly felt softer and I don't know whether you can see in these photos, I get a spot in between my eyebrows when I have them waxed and that is completely gone now - it went within 2 days of using the tabs and usually I will have this spot for weeks and weeks. So there was a difference in my skin, just not straight away. After using the tree tabs continuously I have found my skin to be the softest and clearest it has been for a while. However, I haven't got really bad skin, or acne, so I can't say it will completely clear up a lot of spots or breakouts or what not. But this is my opinion on it and I WILL be repurchasing. It is vast becoming a staple in my beauty routine. You can buy this product at

So ladies, I hope I haven't bored you too much and this post was somewhat informative! Let me know in the comments if you've tried any Lush toner tabs or your favourite Lush products! I am always on the lookout for new Lush products to try.

I have done a few different Lush posts on my own blog (see below) if you are interested. Lastly, I would like to say a big thank you to Jess for giving me the chance to be a guest blogger.


Thank you to Jess for writing this great review, her blog is

If you are interested in writing a guest post for me, feel free to send me your post to :)


Monday, 11 July 2011

Teeze Me

The other week, Tangle Teezer held a little competition on Twitter and I won it! I squealed when I found out as I'd wanted one for ages but I either didn't have the money, or they were sold out! It arrived two weeks ago, and I've used it religiously since.

I'd never heard a bad review about Tangle Teezer's ever and everyone said it could go through any hair. So, I put it to the test. I washed my hair, and left it to dry and go back to it's natural curly/frizzy state. I then ruffled it up so it got all knotted and Tangle Teezer just wiped them out without even a tug. I was impressed!

I cannot praise this brush anymore. It literally is a miracle to be able to get through my hair and I will treasure it forever! I'm even tempted to buy a smaller one to keep in my bag!

This Tangle Teezer costs £10.20 and i know some people can't justify spending that much on one, and I know I didn't pay for this, but I believe that it is worth it. If you look at cost-per-use, it would be really cheap as you would use it every day. So what are you waiting for? Go get it. :)


Sunday, 10 July 2011

Sunday Ramble 008.

- No pictures this week I'm afraid, I always forget to take any until the weekend then most of the time it's too late! I promise I'll be more organised for next week. :)

- A lot of progress has been made this week. I applied (and failed) to give blood, but I will book again! I booked my theory test (although I'm not telling the date as I don't want anyone to know) and I signed up at the Open University to do a Certificate in Business Studies (and hopefully go onto doing a diploma or a degree!) Busy busy busy!

- I have been a bit 'out of the loop' in the blogging world recently, I haven't done as much interacting with others as I'd like. I'm hoping to change this this week. :)

- Most popular post this week: Batiste Boho Giveaway (if you haven't entered, please do - you can win one of three!)

- Blog of the week: Grace from Ooooh Pretty guest blogged for me yesterday and I didn't really have much time to give her any credit. She is a lovely girl with a lovely blog, and you can read her post on my blog here.


Saturday, 9 July 2011

Saturday Takeover 001.

Today is the first of my guest blogging 'series'. I'm still looking for more people, so if you're interested, contact me. :) Today's blogger is Grace.

Grace’s Guide to summer glamour
In an ideal world as soon as the sun is out we would all ditch our heavy make up routines and embrace our natural beauty by running in to the sun make up free….. but hang on a minute, being in a world that is over run by being judged by what we look like on the outside it not always possible to muster up the confidence to do that! So here are my tips to achieve that summer glamour (and yes you can keep your make up!).

Skin – always use a good moisturiser preferably one with an SPF in this will keep your skin hydrated and give a bit of extra protection from the suns rays. Swap your foundation for a tinted moisturiser, you still get the coverage but it won’t be so heavy! Using a tinted moisturiser will give you a fresh dewy look and as you become more sun kissed it will shine through!

Blush – Swap you darker rouge for a pale pink or coral, these shades work really well with a tan and for those of you who have yet to catch some rays it will freshen up your look with no effort at all! I recommend Orgasm from Nars and Dandelion or Posie Tint both from Benefit. 

Bronze – The secret weapon for taking your daytime look to full night time glamour, general rule of thumb is less is more, you can always add a bit more if you need too, If your bronzer has a shimmer to it this rule is a must….the only glowing you should be known for is your gorgeous tan! I recommend Solar Powder from Soap & Glory

Eyes – Hold back on heavy eye make up in the summer, using a good mascara and a little eye liner (try a blue or turquoise to brighten up your look) should be ample but when you do use shadows go for colour, there are some great pastel palettes out there! I recommend Flasies from Maybelline for your lashes, and the Monaco palette from sleek.

Lips – Summer is the best time to get brave with your lippy! I love to use fuchsia pink or a bright coral gloss and against a tan it will definitely pop! My recommendations are Pink Poodle (lipglass) from MAC or Pink Apricot (sexy mother pucker) from Soap & Glory

So those are just a few super simple ways to brighten up your make up for easy summer glamour!

Stay Gorgeous

Grace x

If you loved this post, feel free to follow Grace on her own blog:


Wednesday, 6 July 2011

GIVEAWAY: Batiste Boho [closed]

Anyone who reads or my blog will know I am a huge fan of Batiste. I also know that 99.9% (or maybe even 100%) of my followers are also big fans and therefore I am holding a giveaway giving you a chance to win!

Batiste have kindly offered not one, not two, but three 200ml bottles of Batiste Boho for me to giveaway. Batiste Boho is perfect for festivals, but don't panic - you don't have to be going to a festival to be in a chance of winning.

How to enter:
- Open to UK only.
- You must be a follower of my blog via GFC.
- Leave a comment stating your favourite Batiste product and your e-mail address. (+1 entry)

For an extra entry tweet the following:

@ditzyglamour is offering you a chance to win 1 of 3 bottles @BatisteHair Boho. Enter here

Also, please follow Batiste on Twitter, it won't give you any extra entries but considering they are being so generous, they deserve it! Plus, they are lovely and hold lots of competitions. For more information on Batiste Boho, click here.

Good luck! The giveaway will close on 20th July 2011 at 5pm.


Dare I Say.. GlossyBox?

I know a lot of people are fed up with GlossyBox reviews, but it is my blog and you don't have to read it if you don't want to. I shall keep it short and sweet to be honest, and I won't be reviewing the products individually.

I was a big GlossyBox fan last month and I was very excited for June's box. However, when it got towards the end of the month and they were only just sending them out, I got a little annoyed considering they took the payment on the 1st. I also think that a little e-mail explaining the delay would have been ideal, or perhaps just a little more organisation in the first place?

When the products finally arrived, I admit I was actually quite pleased, which I know a lot of people weren't. Yes, Batiste isn't a luxury brand, but it is a product I will use. And, if you add up the price of all the samples, it will cost a lot more than £10. However, I don't think I'll be purchasing any of the products in the future, except Batiste of course and OPI (but I knew that before).

My opinions on the delivery charge? I think it is a little sneaky. If the charge was there from the beginning, I don't think anyone would have been particuarly bothered. I also think that if standards and products were of an extremely high standard, I don't think anyone would have been particularly bothered either. The fact that they sprung it on us, I believe, is the main problem.

I'll be giving GlossyBox one more chance to do well (more because I'd rather have three boxes for storage) and if they don't impress, I'll be unsubscribing before next month. What are your opinions on GlossyBox? Have you unsubscribed, or do you still have a little bit of hope?

I hate to have a negative review on my blog, so I'll leave you with a happy picture of my dog sunbathing. Enjoy. :)


Tuesday, 5 July 2011

June Favourites

1. MUA Pressed Powder Shade 02. As you can see I've hit pan on this product due to excessive use. I adore this product, not only because it costs just £1, but because it applies amazingly, and lasts all day.

2. ELF Blush Candid Coral. I'd heard big reviews about ELF's blushers and I wasn't disappointed. This blush is the perfect shade for me, which is great because I normally don't purchase blushers online. If you haven't bought anything from ELF before you are missing out. They currently have free shipping with the code SHIPSHIPUK (for UK) or SHIPSHIPEU (for Europe). It ends tomorrow at 9.30am.

3. Maybelline Falsies mascara. This has been my must have mascara ever since it came out. It provides big thick lashes which I adore. If you want big, dark lashes, this is for you. However, recently I purchased their new Falsies mascara which I also love (review coming soon).

4. The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Revivier. You can read my review on this here, but it had to go in my June Favourites as I haven't stopped using it.

5. Urban Retreat Shaving Gel for Girls. I was sent this and a few other things by as a thank you for writing a post for them. I totally wasn't expecting anything, so it was a great surprise. I never normally use shaving gel but this is amazing. I will do a longer review of it soon. :)

What are your June Favourites?

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Sunday Ramble 007.

Obsessed with The Sims much? - My new books - Room improvements - My new make up area.

- This week has to have been the fastest week ever. I think it's because I stayed at Aiden's until Tuesday and had a 3 day week at work, and then it was the weekend! I honestly haven't been up to much, so not much to say this week.

- Yesterday, I went to my town's local festival, and it turned out to be a lot more fun than I thought. There were some great performances, and I got three Jodi Picoult books for £6. What a bargain!

- I moved my room around a bit this week and it's much more 'homely' now. Think matching colours, tidy storage, and candles. :)

- If you hate PDA's look away now. My boyfriend truly is the best. I know everyone says that, but he really is. He makes me laugh so much and when I had a little 'blah' moment, he knew exactly what to do and say and I ended up laughing with him. I know he will probably read this, and if you are, I love you. :) <3

- Most popular post that was posted this week: Jess's Guide To: Shopping In The Sales

- Blog of the week: Sprinkle of Glitter. She is a lovely girl, with the cutest baby ever! Also, make sure you watch her Youtube videos, but ensure you don't have any plans as you'll end up watching them all like I did!


Saturday, 2 July 2011

Jess's Guide To: Shopping In The Sales

I thought I'd start a new 'series' on my blog, called Jess's Guide To.. (obviously!). It's basically going to consist of my guide to doing certain things. There won't be any specific day to blog these, just whenever I feel like it. I hope you like them and if you have any suggestions then let me know.


Also, a bit off topic, but I'm currently looking for guest bloggers. I have a few people interested, and if that's you please e-mail me your posts as soon as you've done them. If you are interested, all you need to do is e-mail me with your idea for a post, and then as soon as I say okay, get writing and send it! It can be about anything beauty, fashion, ramble related. :)


The sales are currently upon us! However, for me, I see it as a bad experience. I never enjoy shopping in the sales, I just do it in the hope I'll grab a bargain. I thought, if I hate it, so will others. I went into the River Island sale the day it started and wow. The clothes were all on the floor, and I got shoved and dragged all over the place. I didn't like it one bit. So this post is sort of a 'how to shop successfully in the sales as well as enjoy it' post! :) 

What to do before:

- Write a list. This ensures you shop effectively rather than buying things you'll never wear/use.
- Wake up early. The earlier you shop, the less people there are, and the tidier it is. Less stress!
- Set a budget. Stick to a limit of how much you can afford to spend.

What to bring:
- Your list!
- Comfortable shoes. The last thing you need is sore feet!
- A small side bag. You need the hands free to shop.

What to do when you're there:
- Stand your ground. Don't let other people shove you out of the way.
- Try clothes on! Even though it's sale, you should ensure it fits right.
- Check for faulty items. Many faulty items get put in sales, some are fine (lost buttons etc.) but some aren't!

Jess's Top Tip: If you wouldn't pay full price for it, put it back. (unless of course it is something you could never afford before - there's always an exception to the rule!)

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